Pretty Projects No. 2: Ugly Tree Basket




So I have this HUGE tree in my living room. The hubs brought it home from a neighbor who he was helping move and this is the only place it fits because of the tall ceilings!

I know you have a tree like this with an ugly basket too :)


I decided if I'm going to look at this everyday I walk through my living room it needs to be pretty......and yours can too!

Here is the 'ugly tree basket' up close........



And ready for it's makeover:





I primed then painted:





Once the paint was dry I stenciled on a large '5' that I cut using my Cricut, painted a base coat with 'Pebble' and then dabbed the 'Sky Blue' over that using a foam brush.




I finished it off with a strip of burlap that I hemmed on both sides to prevent any fraying, moss and a few strands of grass. And here is the finished 'pretty basket.'



Time for you to tackle the 'ugly baskets' in your home :)


Make it a beautiful day!


22 comments:

  1. What a great idea Brooke! Love your blog already! Found you through made in a days blog hop... Am your latest follower! Would love it if you visited my little blog!

    Ilda,
    http://www.ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com/

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    1. Thank you so much Ilda! So glad that you are following :)

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  2. Such a great idea, it looks awesome! I love your blog, it is full of fabulous inspiration! I'm excited to be a new follower!

    Mckae
    Kaescornerdesign.blogspot.com

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    1. So thrilled that you are following!! I'm glad you are finding bunches of inspiration :)

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  3. Oh my baskets are about to look better! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. It certainly makes a big difference! Good luck :)

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  4. This is such a beautiful transformation. Thanks for linking up at Friday Fun Party. :)

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    1. Thank you so much Hani! I sure do love your blog!

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  5. Nice transformation. A different look now.

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    1. It does have a whole new look! Thanks so much Terrie!

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  6. Such a great and easy transformation. Did you leave the tree in the basket while you painted?

    If you get a chance I would love for you to come link up at my Pin Party!

    http://sarahdawndesigns.blogspot.com/2012/07/pintastic-monday-link-party-2.html

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    1. Hi Sarah! Yes, I did leave the tree in the basket......I had to lug the huge thing out to my garage! That was not easy but definitely worth it! I would love to link up....thanks! :)

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    2. This is so clever. I have an ugly basket in my craft room that looks like a cobra ought to dance up out of it. I don't know why I never thought of painting it. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    3. LOL :) It really made a difference with mine! Good luck and thanks for reading!

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  7. I LOVE this! I would have never thought of doing this!I am visiting from the sassy sites link party. I am you newest follower! I blog over at http://www.garagesalesrus.blogspot.com/ I hope you will stop by and do the same. I also have an awesome giveaway going on with a Cricut Machine! It's only got a few hours left on it so hurry over and enter!

    Robin

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    1. Thank you so much for following! :) I'll head over right now!

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  8. love that idea I have had trees like this before and now know how to make it look awesome

    come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  9. What a great idea. I have one of those ugly baskets too... Will so have to paint mine and make it pretty

    Jeanna

    Dramaqueenseams.com

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  10. It turned out really cute! Good thinking!

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  11. thanks for sharing.

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